Cleaning, flossing, scaling as needed, and polishing of all teeth by our trained and highly skilled team. Includes Novocaine as needed. Does not include a fluoride treatment. Approximately 20-30 minutes of direct doctor or dental hygienist time. DENTAL CLEANING
A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from our expert dental hygienist with the help of the doctor as needed. Most dental cleanings take only between 20 and 30 minutes. Cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay. A routine dental cleaning should include scaling, root planning and polishing.
Scaling: This is the process of removing plaque and tartar from all tooth surfaces in a variety of methods, depending on the amount of plaque and tartar.
Dental hygienists traditionally perform scaling by hand. However, new and advanced technology has lead to more modern methods such as electric scalers. This sophisticated tool allows dental cleanings to be performed more efficiently and in less time. To achieve best results, both electric and manual scaling methods are combined for dental cleanings.
Age Range: All
Created on: 09/06/10